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Saturday, July 13: Port Washington Branch Service Reduced to Hourly

Buses Replace Trains between Great Neck & Port Washington

On Saturday, July 13, buses/vans will replace trains between Great Neck and Port Washington for sixteen hours to accommodate track testing. In addition, train service between Penn Station and Great Neck will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly from 12:17 AM to 4:53 PM -- on Saturday. To ensure the continuing track safety and reliability, rail testing will be performed using the Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow, self-propelled train car equipped with ultrasonic and induction test equipment. It is designed to detect internal rail defects that are not visible to the naked eye. Defects that are found will be corrected by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers.


For Saturday train & bus departure times, pick up a copy of the special Port Washington Branch Timetable dated July 13, 2019, available at stations and terminals or visit


For more information, contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477). Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 AM until 10 PM. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.

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